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Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
Legendary Creature — Spirit Soldier
Whenever another nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, bolster 1. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
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Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit Discussion
2 days ago
NotCoolMTGDad I would probably add the Martyrs as a 2-of in place of Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit. The bolster is good, but I think the possibility of having a Martyr jump you up to 30 life in one fell swoop and boost a Serra Ascendant to a 6/6 flying lifelinker as early as turn 2 is a pretty powerful alternative.
1 week ago
I'd also remove Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit for Harsh Mentor. Anafenza's bolster ability becomes less and less relevant the more you get into the sac loops Mardu tends to gravitate towards. Mentor is a fantastic 2-drop that is sure to tax people heavily for the fetches and more immediate mana rocks you'll see in higher levels of competitive spirit and power. You may want to look into creatures that produce tokens when they die such as Doomed Dissenter, and I'd personally recommend Victimize to pull back the fatties like Sun Titan and Reveillark that you'll love to keep around (remember, you can return the creature you sacrifice if it qualifies for either of them due to the way the stack triggers resolve).
1 week ago
I have an Alesha deck too, but it's more focused on combo rather than reanimating. If you're interested, the combo is Murderous Redcap + Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit/Vizier of Remedies/Cathars' Crusade + any sac outlet.
For general suggestions, I'd recommend using any creature with the <2 power with an EtB effect. Manic Vandal, War Priest of Thune, Duergar Hedge-Mage, and Avalanche Riders are all cards that destroy something, doubling as reccuring removal. I'd also recommend more efficient removal, like Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Terminate, Wear / Tear and Path to Exile (if it's not too expensive for you). Also board wipes to deal with board states that you dislike, such as Retribution of the Meek (once again, if you can afford it) and Dusk / Dawn.
Other general suggestions are more ramp like the signets, and looting effects like the properly-named Faithless Looting, Reforge the Soul, Cathartic Reunion, and Tormenting Voice. These cards all supply draw power to the deck, which is much needed.
I know this is a lot to talk win, but if you want me to help you out with cuts, feel free to ask! Hope this helps!
1 week ago
To NV_1980,Thanks! Much appreciated! At first, I figured that I didn't really need another double effect cause I had Doubling Season and Parrel Lives. I then realized that was a silly thought and added Anointed Procession.
I can't use Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit because she requires non-tokens to enter the field.
As for Illusionist's Bracers and Basilisk Collar, I've done some mental juggle with whether or not I want to include either of this cards into the build. Illusionist's Bracers only interacts with two cards (Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter and Marath). Without Marath on the field, Basilisk Collar will most likely be slapped on a 1/1 of some variety, which is ok. This two cards really don't fit well with what most of the deck is trying to accomplish. Thus, I've been weary about adding them.
Illusionist's Bracers on Marath just seems busted. When equipped to Marath, I can double Marath's counters or double the amount of 1/1s I create. This deck depends on Marath in all stages of the game, so Illusionist's Bracers applicability is constant. Basilisk Collar with Marath is just great removal. I'm more inclined to include Illusionist's Bracer, just because the Marath synergy makes me giddy inside. Thanks for stopping by!
1 week ago
Have you considered Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit? If your commander has two counters, and you spend 1 to produce an elemental you can bolster your commander allowing you to repeat the process since your commander will be at 1 toughness each time for the bolster effect to give it a +1/+1 counter.
If you give your commander Illusionist's Bracers your commander gets double the effect without needing to spend double the mana. Imagine that set up with Cathars' Crusade? Producing 1 token will give your commander an extra counter rather than spending 1.
Basilisk Collar is also cute. Since you can equip it to your commander and your commander can ping creatures for 1 mana with deathtouch. That gives you a repeatable killing machine for cheap.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is a nice weenie card thats affordable.
Subjugator Angel clears a path and combos with Sunblast Angel.
Eerie Interlude reuses your ETB effects.
Crackdown is good, but may be to budget unfriendly.